Pedoniphis persicus, Joharchi, Omid, Mašán, Peter & Babaeian, Esmaeil, 2014

Joharchi, Omid, Mašán, Peter & Babaeian, Esmaeil, 2014, A new genus and species of edaphic mite (Acari: Mesostigmata: Eviphididae) from Iran, Zootaxa 3774 (3), pp. 275-281: 280

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3774.3.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1DEC9380-989D-4C21-AE36-8DCF03E0CBD2

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F787F4-FFEB-B611-FF28-FDB6FE016F65

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Plazi

scientific name

Pedoniphis persicus
status

sp. nov.

Pedoniphis persicus   sp. nov.

( Figures 1–7 View FIGURES 1 – 7 )

Specimens examined. Holotype: female, Iran, Ardabil Province, Sabalan Mountains (38 ° 19 ' N, 47 ° 51 ' E), altitude 1,875 m, 24 June, 2008, Saye Serri coll., in sandy soil. Paratypes: six females, with the same data as in holotype. The type material is deposited in the Jalal Afshar Zoological Museum, College of Agriculture, University of Tehran, Iran (holotype and one paratype), the Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO, Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra, Australia (one paratype), and the Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia (three paratypes).

Additions to generic description (female). Dorsal idiosoma ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 – 7 ). Dorsal shield 658–722 µm long and 417–446 µm wide (n= 7). Dorsal setae relatively long, slightly differing in length; marginally and laterally inserted setae longer than those with central position on the shield (j 1 54–66 µm, j 2 67–82 µm, j 6 84–91 µm, J 1 84–91 µm, Z 4 109–126 µm, S 5 98–109 µm); dorsal setae Z 5 longest and 126–136 µm in length; setae J 5 shortest, rudimentary, 5–10 µm long.

Ventral idiosoma ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1 – 7 ). Tritosternum with columnar base, the base 35–37 µm long and 30–32 µm wide; paired laciniae 108–111 µm long. Sternal shield 147–161 µm in length, narrowest between coxae II (116–127 µm), widest between coxae II and III (190–198 µm); posterior margin of the shield slightly concave, straight or irregular medially; sternal setae subequal in length (st 1 42–50 µm, st 2 42–46 µm, st 3 39–45 µm), with tips not reaching insertions of the following setae; one pair of lyrifissures adjacent to setae st 1, another pair of lyrifissures between setae st 2 and st 3; metasternal setae st 4 42–50 µm long. Epigynal shield ( Fig. 6 View FIGURES 1 – 7 ) 184–197 µm in length and 69–81 µm in width, usually widened posteriorly; genital setae st 5 50–55 µm long. Anal shield pear-shaped to subtriangular, 129–134 µm long and 97–104 µm wide; postanal seta 69–75 µm in length, apparently longer than two adanal setae (44–52 µm). Length of ventral setae on opisthogastric soft integument as follows: JV 1 and JV 2 50–55 µm, JV 3 55–60 µm, JV 4 66–74 µm, JV 5 88–99 µm, ZV 2 and ZV 3 45–57 µm. Parapodal shields behind coxae IV free, elongate, conspicuously narrowed and curved; exopodal shields between coxae I –IV subtriangular and free from peritrematal shields.

Gnathosoma   ( Figs 3–5 View FIGURES 1 – 7 ). Hypostomal setae h 2 57–65 µm in length, longer than other hypostomal setae (h 1 38– 42 µm, h 3 29–34 µm); palpcoxal setae 29–36 µm long. Chelicerae 257–345 µm long and 47–50 µm wide laterally (movable digit 59–62 µm and fixed digit 64–67 µm in length).

Etymology. The species name refers to the Latin (" persicus   ") or Greek (" persikos ") name of Iran, the country of origin of this species.

CSIRO

Australian National Fish Collection